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Audience: 4th Grade - 7th Grade
It is the time of 11 year old Etienne's yearly visit to his grandfather's farm in the small French town of Mount Brulant. He looks forward to these two months of quiet farm life in the little farm town. The Second World War ended the previous summer and his grandmother just died, so it's important to be with his grandfather. But, this year, things in Mount Brulant look different to Etienne. Why aren't there any children in town? Why didn't his grandfather see the children along the road when riding the wagon from the train station to the farm? Then, one day, Etienne discovers children living in the woods outside of town. There were many of them under what looked like a railroad bridge, but there were no railroad tracks. Then one night Etienne heard the train that didn't exist, and saw children that didn't exist get on the train. What secret is the town hiding about the children that no one sees but him - the shadow children of Mount Brulant?
Similar books: Escaping Into The Night by Dina Friedman; Run, Boy, Run: A Novel by: Uri Orlev; The Night Crossing by Karen Ackerman
Date read: 4/13/2009
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